Albion College: Academic Affairs: Physics
Nov 22, 2021
The Department of Physics at Albion College invites applications for an
appointment in physics at the assistant professor level beginning in August
2022. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a
campus climate that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion, which are core
institutional values. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in
undergraduate education led by our teacher-scholar faculty. This teacher-
scholar model creates a vibrant community that cherishes faculty and student
relationships and faculty scholarly contributions.
Candidates are expected to have a PhD in physics or a related field. We seek
applicants who have experience in applications that are in high demand in the
private sector, such as data analytics, computer programming, engineering, or
health. The Department values candidates who have demonstrated teaching
excellence and an ability to teach a variety of undergraduate physics courses.
Other possible courses include those related to focus areas of the Albion core
curriculum including environmental, race/ethnicity, gender, or global issues;
first-year seminars; and/or interdisciplinary honors courses. Candidates
should have a willingness to adopt modern pedagogical techniques, advise
students, and mentor our majors. Albion College is an anti-racist institution.
This position will also actively promote diversity, belonging and equity
through critical and compassionate communication and strategic outreach
efforts to people who identify as historically underrepresented, including
first-generation, undocumented and DACA students, and LGBTQ students.
Faculty at Albion College carry a 2/3 teaching load in the first year. In the
second year, they carry the regular 3/3 load. In the fourth year, following
successful evaluation, faculty are afforded an additional release from
teaching for scholarship and carry a 2/2 teaching load in preparation for
submitting their application for tenure in the fifth year. Albion College has
a strong undergraduate research program that provides summer research stipends
for students and faculty; additional funding for resources may be provided by
the College's Faculty Development program.
Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1500
students, situated in a culturally diverse community in south central Michigan
within an hour's drive of three major universities: the University of
Michigan-Ann Arbor, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan
University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate
education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value. The
College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination
on the basis of sexual orientation and of race, color, national origin,
religion, sex, age, or disability as protected by law, in all educational
programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment.
Visit our website at www. albion.edu.
Review of applications and video conference interviews will begin immediately,
and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials should
be submitted via Interfolio. The URL for this position is
https:// apply.interfolio.com/99411. Applicants should submit an online
application including a letter of application; current CV; teaching and
research statements; a statement explaining how you foster diversity, equity,
and inclusion in your classroom and on campus through your teaching, research
and/or service; three letters of reference; and copies of graduate
transcripts. Questions about the search may be directed to Craig Bieler
(firstname.lastname@example.org), Interim Department Chair.